Weekly Roundup – Online Reviews, Press Releases and Home Business Tips
It is the end of another week – and that means we have some great articles to help you run your business better.
Read these 5 simple tips to keep your small business finances in order.
Learn to be more customer-focused, read this article.
Read this article to learn 6 steps to start a business from home.
Does your company have news to share? Read this article to learn 4 easy ways to get more mileage out of your press release.
Read this article to learn how to use online reviews about your company to your advantage.
Weekly Roundup – Twitter ads, Hiring Another Employee and Collecting Receivables Faster
We are at it again – we found the following articles for you to help you run your small business better.
Read this article to find out why social media makes customer service better.
Learn what there is to know about Twitter ads for small business, read this article.
Read this article to learn how to collect your money faster from customers.
It’s okay to run a small business from your home. Read these 5 myths about being a home based business.
Think you are ready to hire another employee? Read this article to find out if the time is right.
Weekly Roundup – Say Bye to Bad Clients, Get Budgeting and Infuse Innovation
TGIF! We are at it again – we found the following articles for you to help you run your small business better.
No one likes to budget, but it is necessary. Read this article to learn 4 ways to budget your business like a pro.
Read this article to learn how social collaboration tools can help your small business.
Take a hard look at your client list. Is it time to get rid of bad clients? Read this article and learn about 4 ways to weed out bad clients.
Not sure you have the right business partner? Watch this short video to see if you have the right business partner.
Learn to infuse your small business with innovation, read this article.
Weekly Roundup – Customer Surveys, Online Marketing and Biz Plan on Pinterest
Happy Friday! We are at it again – we found the following articles for you to help you run your small business better.
Read this article to learn steps to create effective customer surveys.
Looking to simplify your online marketing? Read this article.
Should you create a business plan on Pinterest? Read this article to find out.
Read this small business guide to patents, copyright and trademarks.
Read this article to learn why your small business needs to pay attention to customer feedback.
Weekly Roundup – WeCommerce, Marketing to Women and Productive Social Media
Powered by Verizon, WeCommerce is a place to barter or network with other small businesses. Read this article to learn more.
Read about three facts to keep in mind when marketing to women.
Learn big brand marketing tips for small businesses, read this article.
Read this infographic to learn about what every start-up needs.
Make your social media efforts more productive. Read this article to learn how.
Weekly Roundup – Social Media Analytics, LinkedIn for Small Business and Growth for Home Business
Your small business is using social media, but are you looking at your analytics? Read this article to learn why analytics matter to small businesses.
Read this article to determine if your small business should be on LinkedIn.
Who is on your business team? Read this article to learn about the four people you need to have on your team.
Read this article to learn why your small business needs an operations plan.
Read this article to learn seven ways a solopreneurer can grow a home business.
Weekly Roundup – Healthcare Decision’s Impact on Small Business and Advertising on Facebook
What does the recent healthcare decision mean for your small business? Read this article to find out.
Should small businesses advertise on Facebook? Read this article to learn more.
Read this article to learn how to monitor your business on the go.
Read this article to find out how to get your first 1,000 users to your online business.
Want to learn why your online marketing isn’t working? Read this article.
Weekly Roundup – Sales Success Tips, The 5 Cs for Start Ups and LLC vs. LLP
Happy Friday! We are at it again – we found the following articles for you to help you run your small business better.
Read this article to learn 6 simple steps for sales success.
Read this article to learn how small businesses use the Internet to raise investments from family, friends, the community and even complete strangers interested in their venture.
Looking to conduct market research? Read this article to learn about 4 ways to conduct market research with Google.
Which legal structure is best for your small business? Read this article to learn the difference be an LLC and LLP.
Read this article to learn the 5 Cs every start up business should know.
Weekly Roundup – 10 Twitter No No’s, Bookkeeping Tips and Pinterest 10 Commandments for Business
Happy Friday! Please take a look at following articles to help run your small business better.
Twitter is a great tool for small business. Read this article to learn the 10 things not to tweet about.
Read this article to learn 3 changes to make your company grow.
Find out the 10 commandments of using Pinterest for your Business. Read this infographic.
Read this article and learn 5 important bookkeeping tips for business owners.
How is your website performing? Read this article to learn about 3 slick website analytic dashboards for your small business.
Weekly Roundup – Tips for a Web-based Store, Get a Social Media Intern and DIY Mobile Advertising
We are at it again - please take a look at the following articles we found to help you run your small business better.
Read this article to learn about 5 DIY (Do It Yourself) mobile advertising tips.
A social media intern can teach your business a lot. Read this article and find out more.
Read this article and get the most from your employees by finding your employee’s hidden talents.
Building a web-based store? Read this article for 6 tips.
Looking for more strategies to freshen up your small business, read this article.
Weekly Roundup – Big Guide for Small Business, Win Government Contracts and Your Facebook Brand
Happy Friday! National Small Business week may be coming to end, but we are still posting the following articles to help you run your small business better. Have a great Memorial Day weekend!
Weekly Roundup – Big Guide for Small Business, Win Government Contracts and How to Ask Banks for Money
Read the big guide for small business tips.
Interested in winning government contracts? Read these 6 tips to learn how.
Read these 5 tips to maximize your brand’s Facebook reach.
In the era of social media, your customers are less forgiving than ever--and more vocal. Are you prepared? Read this to find out.
Need a bank loan? Read this article to learn how to ask a bank for money.
Weekly Roundup – Marketing Tips, Plan for a Crisis and Social Media Cheat Sheet
Happy Friday! Please take a look at the following articles to help you run your small business better.
Looking for small business marketing tips? Stop looking, and read this article to learn about 7 small business marketing tips.
No business is ever safe from harm. Read this guide to learn how to plan for and bounce back from an unexpected crisis--and keep your customers in the meantime.
Read this article for helpful tips before you hire your first employee.
Read about 5 strategies to help build happy and motivated employees.
Social media can help your small business. Knowing which social media sites to use can be challenging. Read this infographic designed as a social media “cheat sheet” for small businesses.
Weekly Roundup - Know your Competition, Leverage Social Media Reviews and Hire a “Bot”
Friday is here. And so are the following articles to help you run your small business better.
Know your competition! Read this article and get 10 tips to help you learn more about your competition.
Read this article and learn 3 ways to leverage social media reviews about your small business.
Help protect your small business. Read this article and learn about what every small business should know about liability.
Can’t afford a 24/7 customer service representative, there’s a “bot” for that. Read this article and learn about an innovative customer service solution for the budget conscious small business owner.
Do you have a cash flow plan? Read here for 5 basic rules for creating a cash flow plan for your business.
Weekly Roundup – Partner with Big Brands, How to Raise Prices and 7 Website Tips
Happy Friday! So you don’t have to, we found the following articles to help you run your small business better.
Read this article and learn how to partner your small business with big brands.
Are you thinking of raising prices? Read this article for 5 painless ways to raise prices.
Need to hire freelancers to help with the workload? Read this article to learn how to find the best freelancers.
Read this article to learn how to use LinkedIn to help build your online brand presence.
Read here for 7 things your small business website must have.
Have you registered your business name? Read this article to learn how.
Weekly Roundup – Enhance Loyalty Programs, Check List for a Healthy Business and Web Security Tips
Read this article and learn how to tie your loyalty programs to social and location-based check-ins like Foursquare.
Click here for a quick video to help check to make sure your business is healthy.
Be sure you company is protected, read this article for web security tips for your small business.
Read this article and learn to have a more efficient social business strategy in 60 minutes.
Are you just starting out or rebranding? Read these 7 tips for naming your small business.
Weekly Roundup – Networking Event Strategy, Revenue Boosting Formula and 7 Small Business Tips
It’s Friday – and that means we have some great articles to help you run your business better.
Networking events can often lead to new business prospects. But do you have a strategy? Read this article to learn more.
Looking to boost revenue? Read this article to learn about a simple revenue boosting formula.
Is your small business marketing strategy working? Read this and find out.
Read this infographic to learn about the behavior and trends of your e-commerce customers.
Read this article to take your “green” business idea to the next level.
Check out and read this article for 7 small business tips to make your 2012 a huge success.
Weekly Roundup – Don’t Miss Tax Deductions, Get Stuff Done and Tips from Millionaires
If you haven’t filed your taxes yet read this article from Reuters for some insights into the most overlooked deductions by small businesses.
It’s all over the news the latest iPad is now available. If you have incorporated one into your business here are four ways to optimize an iPad for your business.
If you are like me…too much to do and not enough time, check out this short read by John Jantsch: the hierarchy of getting the important stuff done.
Every once in a while we need some motivation and insights… what’s better than getting these from some millionaires who have made it. Check out this post and make sure you are not making one of these mistakes.
I end with these 5 tips for email marketing success; afterall, as a small business owner what you need is more sales.
Enjoy the weekend!
Weekly Roundup – Ready for 2012
As 2011 winds down do you make any resolutions for the New Year? If yes, do share it with us. Did you know now you can log in using your Facebook log-in? We hope that’ll make it easier for you to leave your comment. Let us know.
Over the past couple of weeks we found some interesting articles that provided insights to have a great New Year in growth, sales and more. Just go back to the main page of this blog to see the past Weekly Roundup.
Below you’ll find some more articles that might be helpful.
Most of us know clutter and this article from small business owner and USA Today columnist Rhonda Abrams offers a handful of tips to clean your desk (what to toss and what to file) to get ready for a fresh start.
While your business may be steady or thriving these stories and lessons learned from five small businesses highlight what went wrong and what to avoid.
The most important thing for any business is to market and sell their products and/or services. This article from Small Business Trends offers many marketing ideas.
In the New Year do you have plans to use cloud services (if you don’t already use it or to use more of it) or are you planning to use smartphones or tablets to help run your business better?
Lastly, do make the time to revisit the past webinars I hosted this year – a total of 24 – featuring small business experts like John Jantsch, Anita Campbell, Gene Marks, Guy Kawasaki and others offering insights and tips to help you grow your business. We’ll start up again on January 18, 2012!
We here at Verizon wish all of you a happy and prosperous New Year!
Weekly Roundup – Is Your Business Liked? Marketing Tips and Learnings from 9/11
I think I can spend all day on Twitter sometimes… so many fascinating news pop up and almost any and every topic can be found. While making a post earlier, I spotted this from Likeable Media the #1 mistake small businesses make on Facebookis not getting your customers to ‘Like’ you. If you are a Verizon small business customer pretty please ‘like’ us on Facebook (we can be found by going to www.facebook.com/verizonsmallbiz). And if you are Twitter (or www.twitter.com/vzsmallbiz), follow us for news and exclusive offers – no lie.
Speaking of social media here are 5 things you should never do in social media. http://www.openforum.com/articles/5-things-you-should-never-do-in-social-media
If you missed our last free webinar with Ramon Ray of Smallbiztechnology.com click here to get over 20+ ‘rules’ to live by to grow your business and find success. If you go to this link http://www.brighttalk.com/channel/6255 you will see we have two webinars coming up on Sept. 21 and Oct. 5. Let us know if you think we should move the time of our 2 p.m. ET webinars to another time.
As we approach the anniversary of September 11th this weekend here’s an interesting article that highlight the impact of the events on businesses and their recovery.
Read this article that reflects on some major lessons learned from the events.
The attacks also had a significant impact on how companies view IT.
Does your business have a disaster plan?
Weekly Roundup - Are You Staying On Top Of Social Media Trends to Grow Your Business?
Last week’s Weekly Roundup blog post mentioned the importance of social media in growing your small business. This week, we expand on that blog entry by providing a few of our favorite resources for keeping up with the latest social media trends. Please keep in mind that even though some of these sites focus on more of the social in social media, there are very relevant takeaways to incorporate into your social media strategy.
Do you have a favorite site that keeps you in the social media trending loop? Share it with us in the comments section below.
Next Wednesday, Sept. 7 the Verizon Webinar Series kicks start again at 2 p.m. ET featuring Ramon Ray, editor of Smallbiztechnology.com. To join this live webinar register here (http://www.brighttalk.com/r/dSv).
If you missed out on our live Twitter chat with Susan Solovic yesterday, click here.
On September 21 at 2pm EST, we’ll have a live webinar with Frank Swiatek, co-author of Managers, Can You Hear Me Now? Hard-Hitting Lessons on How to Get Real Results. Also as a part of the Verizon Author Series, we’ll host a Live Tweet Chat with the co-author on September 22 at 2pm EST. Mark your calendars!
Enjoy the long weekend.
This Week’s Weekly Roundup was contributed by Ryan Morris, Social Media Manager to Verizon.
Weekly Roundup – Social Media, Backup and a Website is Key to Growing Your Business
The core of social media isn’t much more than just talking to people and small businesses need to make time for it if they want to compete in the digital age. Read this article from smallbiztrends.com for more reasons (500+ million users on Facebook, 200+ million users on Twitter, etc.) and tips to incorporate social media into your business.
Here’s a good read from It’s Your Biz on can your business survive the unexpected? We also ran a similar post with the focus on the importance of having your data backup as stated by a small business owner.
We have mentioned the importance of a website – please do not be one of the 40 percent of small businesses that do not have a website. This article gives tips to building a website that drives more business. This article offers three simple strategies for your business website. And if you need an affordable solution, check out Verizon Websites powered by Intuit.
As always, please share what you are reading. Lastly, we have a few more copies of the books from the Verizon Author Series. Be one of the first 25 to send us an email [firstname.lastname@example.org] and request the book that you’d like to read… just the authors we have featured, of course.
Weekly Roundup – Content is King, Marketing Ideas for September and More
Summer is winding down… check out this article for marketing ideas in September. And yes, back to school, Labor Day, football season and more fall themes are in the mix.
Get seven tips to create compelling content, it’s speaking to businesses in real estate, but the insights are relevant to businesses in any industry. And speaking of real estate, don’t forget that Verizon offers agents a referral program. Learn how you can easily earn $100 by clicking here or visiting www.verizon.com/agentrewards.
This article offers seven resources for great content marketing ideas.
In the event you are contemplating cashing in on your business, check out these tips to plan your exit.
If you missed it, check out this guest post on the benefits of incorporating your business. Also, Wendy Stevens was this week’s featured author click here to read the insights she shared on local guerrilla marketing for your business.
Next week I’ll introduce author Steve Sisler and next Thursday (August 25) two of Verizon’s small business experts will be on the Irvine Micropreneur Program at 12 p.m. PT/3 pm ET.
Have a great weekend!